Boca Botana’s Tapas Bar in Gaithersburg specializes in authentic Latin and Spanish tapas (classic small plates) with everything made from scratch daily. The menu includes a variety of chicken, meat, seafood, and sizzling tapas, including favorites like the Pupusas Revueltas stuffed with pulled pork and melty mozzarella cheese and the Quinoa Crusted Shrimp with a honey ginger glaze and spring onions. The eatery also offers a wide selection of vegetarian tapas, such as Patatas Bravas, Vegetable Empanadas, and Pimentos de Padron, a dish made with Spanish blistered spicy peppers with garlic and olive oil. Stop by during their weekday Happy Hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for discounted tapas and sangria pitchers.
The restaurant has a cozy, intimate dining room with dim lighting, oversized windows, and a variety of seating options. Locals also comment on the friendly staff and fantastic service, as well as the sizeable portions that can be shared with friends. Boca Botana’s Tapas Bar opens at 4 p.m. daily for dinner, drinks, and late night eats